A team of underwater archaeologists has pieced together information from declassified government documents and a shipwrecked World War II-era naval vessel to understand the secret role played by one of the most historic U.S.
Soviet soldiers salute in honor of the liberation of Sevastopol. In the center of the photo is visible presumably tanker "Prodromos» (Prodromos), followed by the right tow away "Gunter» (Gunther). These vessels arrived in Sevastopol on May 9 in the convoy "Parsival" for the evacuation of German troops and destroyed the Soviet field artillery.
80-G-387568: Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. Aerial view of "Battleship Row" moorings on the southern side of Ford Island, 10 December 1941, showing damage from the Japanese raid three days earlier. USS California (BB 44) and USS Curtiss (AV 4) are shown. Note dark oil streaks on the harbor surface, originating from the sunken battleships. Photographed by VJ-1 at an altitude of 3,000 feet and released November 9, 1950.
KEY WEST, Fla. (March 25, 2015) Plane captain Lance Cpl. Joseph Crescenzo relays hand signals to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the Bulldogs of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223. Naval Air Station Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Morales/Released)
USS PT 107, Elco-class, on alert for silhouettes of enemy ships during maneuvers. Sister ships of this deadly little mosquito boat have wrecked havoc with the Japanese fleet in the embattled South Pacific. One man sits on depth charges while another relaxes behind his fully loaded machine gun, sure proof its only a maneuver. In battle, all hands have plenty to do. Photograph released October 29, 1943.